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Porsche to produce a cheaper version of its all-electric Taycan

Porsche is producing three variants of its all-electric Taycan sports sedan with base prices that range from a skosh over $105,000 to $185,000. Now, it seems the automaker is preparing to introduce a cheaper rear-wheel-drive version, according to an interview in Car Magazine with Porsche R&D chief Michael Steiner. This newer version, which will join the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and 4S, will have a smaller battery and be sold in markets like China that don’t need all-wheel drive, Steiner s...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Tech, Automotive, Porsche, Sports Cars, Steiner, Michael Steiner, Porsche Taycan, Taycan Turbo, Porsche R D, Taycan Turbo S Taycan Turbo


UAW Predictably Endorses Biden for President

With very little going on in the automotive realm amid the pandemic, we decided to check in on the United Auto Workers to see if another chapter had been added to the organization’s ongoing corruption scandal. Not much news on that front, though the union did announce its pick for presidential candidate. On Tuesday, it […] The post UAW Predictably Endorses Biden for President appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Biden, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Auto Workers, Union endorsement


GM exits car-sharing business and shuts down Maven

GM’s experiment with car-sharing is over. The automaker Tuesday said its Maven car-sharing service, which launched in 2016, will shut down for good. Maven had paused service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company sent an email to customers Tuesday that after examining the business, the car-sharing industry and COVID-19, it decided to shutter the service permanently. The Verge was the first to report the story. The car-sharing service has struggled for months and long before COVID-19 upende...
Tags: TC, Transportation, New York, Washington, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphone, Chicago, Automotive, Mary Barra, Gm, Collaboration, Getaround, Detroit


An Experiment in Error? Maven Bites the Dust, GM Lauds ‘Insights’ Gained

The great General Motors ride-sharing experiment is over. At least for now. Maven, which hit parking lots in 2016 and eventually expanded into the nation’s driveways, was GM’s attempt to put its vehicles to work, rather than sell them to retail or fleet customers like some kind of dinosaur. For a fee, users could access […] The post An Experiment in Error? Maven Bites the Dust, GM Lauds ‘Insights’ Gained appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Mobility, Car Sharing, Ride-sharing, Maven, News Blog, Coronavirus


Nissan Temporarily Shutters Global Headquarters, Japanese Factories

Nissan said Tuesday that it plans to temporarily shut down its global headquarters and several factories in Japan to help curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus. While Japanese automakers are legally allowed to operate within the country (with conditions), most have instituted some amount of health countermeasures independently. The nation has also formed a joint […] The post Nissan Temporarily Shutters Global Headquarters, Japanese Factories appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Industry News, News Blog, Restructuring, Plant Shutdowns, Factory News, Factory Shutdowns


Laid Low in Lordstown: Coronavirus Didn’t Spare the Startups

Lordstown Motors is just one of the contenders vying for buyers in the yet unrealized electric pickup segment and, like the others, it isn’t immune (pardon the phrasing) from the coronavirus pandemic’s fallout. After moving into a mothballed General Motors assembly plant in Northeast Ohio late last year, Lordstown Motors now says the virus has […] The post Laid Low in Lordstown: Coronavirus Didn’t Spare the Startups appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Autos, Northeast Ohio, Lordstown, Endurance, News Blog, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, Coronavirus, Laid Low


Boxer Magic: A BMW airhead cafe racer from Lithuania

Like many things from the early 90s, the BMW R100R suffers from an identity crisis. BMW released it as a sort of classic roadster version of the mighty R100GS—combining the tank and seat of an adventure bike with smaller wheels, revised suspension, and a ‘retro’ chrome headlight and clocks. Despite its quirks, the R100R has a few things going for it. It came out with the most up to date version of BMW’s mono-shock drive shaft swing arm—the ‘Paralever.’ It also had state of the art tubeless sp...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Bmw, Lithuania, Brembo, Monza, Vilnius Lithuania, Beemer, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, BMW R100, Mille, BMW cafe racer, Cafe racers


Proving The Porsche Taycan 4S Has Way More Range Than Its EPA Rating

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, Electric Cars, Matt Farah, Range, Electric Porsche, Taycan 4S


Report: Subprime Buyers Not Paying Auto Loans

As the resulting complications of coronavirus lockdowns obliterate the economy, reports have emerged that subprime car buyers are beginning to skip payments. Delinquencies were expected to come up a bit this year, even before local governments started issuing lockdown orders, but the swift economic impact of these health initiatives have proven wider-reaching than anyone anticipated. […] The post Report: Subprime Buyers Not Paying Auto Loans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, News Blog, Car Loans, Subprime Loans, Auto Loans, Subprime Car Buyers


It Takes Two To Tango—997.1 GT3 and Carrera GT Dance Around the Nurburgring!

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Tags: Autos, Nurburgring, Porsche Carrera GT, Carrera GT, Nordschleife, 997.1 GT3


Audi’s new A3 Sedan learns a few tech tricks from its bigger siblings

Hybrid model is sharper and more intuitive
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Audi


Long-Term Update: Two Years And 28,000 Miles In the 2018 Honda Odyssey – Great Vehicle, or the Greatest Vehicle?

In spite of considerations involving pickups, downsizing, and three-row utility vehicles, our family ended up in our second consecutive Honda Odyssey in the spring of 2018. This time, against conventional wisdom, we were early adopters of the new-for-2018 fifth-generation Odyssey. Against my own internal bias, we acquired a vehicle with a nine-speed automatic transmission, nine-speeds […] The post Long-Term Update: Two Years And 28,000 Miles In the 2018 Honda Odyssey – Great Vehicle, or the Grea...
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Porsche Cartoon

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Tata Harrier vs MG Hector - India's cheapest compact SUVs compared

The Tata Harrier and MG Hector are India's cheapest C-SUVs and pose some...
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Uber Eats customers have given $3 million in direct contributions to restaurants

Uber Eats customers have given $3 million in direct contributions to restaurants using a new feature on the app designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The milestone caps off a related campaign by Uber Eats to match up to $3 million in contributions made by customers. Uber Eats is sending its $3 million in matched funds to the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The company had previously donated $2 million to RERF. The matching campaign has ended. How...
Tags: TC, Uber, New York, Montana, Washington, New York City, Linkedin, Tech, Restaurant, Automotive, United States, Connecticut, South Carolina, Uber Eats, Online Food Ordering, Lim


Used Car Prices Take a Dive, Spelling More Worry for Anxious OEMs

At this point, only two things in our present reality bear any similarity to what took place in the Great Before: average new car transaction prices are shooting for the Van Allen Belt, and pickups sell like hotcakes. The relationship between 1 and 2 can’t be downplayed. Everything else has been turned upside down by […] The post Used Car Prices Take a Dive, Spelling More Worry for Anxious OEMs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Auctions, Autos, Van Allen Belt, Manheim, News Blog, Used Car Prices, Used Vehicles, Captive Finance, Coronavirus


Take A Look Inside The Ford Bronco Sport's Chunky Cabin

Spy shots have revealed the interior of Ford's smaller Bronco, revealing a chunky, utilitarian space
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Bronco Sport s Chunky Cabin


Mercedes C-Class 2.0L petrol launched, priced from INR 40.90 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has launched the C-Class 2.0L petrol in India. The C-Class 2.0L...
Tags: India, Autos, Mercedes Benz


Ohio Racetrack Plans to Defy Shelter-in-Place Orders

Commenters, rev up your typing fingers. This post is sure to stir debate. Summit Motorsport in Ohio is planning to re-open soon, despite Ohio’s shelter-in-place orders. The track’s season opener already didn’t take place due to shelter-in-place. Now, owner Bill Bader Jr. is taking to Facebook Live to talk about his defiance on video. “I […] The post Ohio Racetrack Plans to Defy Shelter-in-Place Orders appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Ohio, Facebook Live, News Blog, Summit Motorsports Park, Bill Bader Jr, Coronavirus, Covid19


Locked-down State Opens up Online Auto Sales, Nudging Industry in Direction of Recovery

Don’t expect the Present Year to come close to the sales tallies racked up in 2018 or the year before. No analyst foresees such a scenario; globally, LMC sees auto production taking a 20-percent haircut in 2020. But the return to normality is underway in the U.S., aided by the federal government’s reopening plan (a […] The post Locked-down State Opens up Online Auto Sales, Nudging Industry in Direction of Recovery appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Sales, Markets, Economy, Pennsylvania, Autos, Online Sales, Don, News Blog, LMC, Coronavirus


Cruise hires PG&E board chairman Jeff Bleich as chief legal officer

Cruise, the subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, automaker Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates, is turning to a heavy hitter to head up its legal team. The autonomous vehicle technology company has hired Jeff Bleich, board chairman of utility Pacific Gas & Electric, as its chief legal officer. Bleich has a lengthy resume that includes a position as special counsel to former President Barak Obama and as a U.S. ambassador to Australia. But it’s his legal career th...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Australia, California, Softbank, Los Angeles, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, United States, President, Gm, Honda, Law Firms, T.rowe Price, Barak Obama


Modified Kawasaki Z125 looks like a baby Kawasaki Ninja H2

A Japanese Kawasaki dealership has modified a Kawasaki Z125 to replicate the...
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BS6 Mahindra KUV100 NXT launched, priced from INR 5.50 lakh - IAB Report

Mahindra has silently launched the BS6 KUV100 NXT. The company has priced the...
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BMW and Harman want to bring 5G to your car. It’s harder than you’d think

What's the last time you pulled out an antenna to make a phone call?
Tags: Cars, Samsung, Trends, Bmw, 5g, Harman


TVS Motors Won’t Move Norton Motorcycles Manufacturing to India

Manufacturing in the UK Still TVS Motors recently purchased Norton Motorcycles, and there was a lot of speculation about what would happen to the UK facilities and if Norton bikes would be made outside of the UK. Well, according to Car and Bike, TVS Motors doesn’t plan to move any Norton Motorcycles manufacturing to India.  The TVS Motor Joint Managing Director Sudarshan Venu said that Norton bikes will continue to be made in the UK. The same design and assembly team will be retained. TVS wants...
Tags: UK, India, Motorcycles, Norton, Motorcycle News, Norton motorcycles, TVS Motors, Bike TVS Motors, Sudarshan Venu


NIU Offers Free Transportation to Healthcare Workers

The Electric Scooter Company Is Trying to Help The electric scooter company NIU wants to help with the Coronavirus pandemic in the only way it knows how by providing scooters to healthcare workers. The company wants to offer free transportation to healthcare workers. NIU is strongest in China. It has 1050 stores in 181 cities according to RideApart. NIU isn’t just active in China, though. It operates worldwide.  The company created the MoveSafely program, which provides free usage of its scoote...
Tags: New York, China, New York City, Frankfurt, Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, NIU, Healthcare Workers, Electric Scooter Company, RideApart NIU


Watch Some Honda Cubs Take Things Off-Road

They Do Surprisingly Well The Honda Cub is the best-selling motorcycle of all time, but the bike isn’t known for off-roading. However, that’s what a group of guys do. The YouTuber zeze NoPro recently put together a little video of he and some of his buddies taking a group of these little motorcycles on some pretty gnarly trails. The video is shot somewhere in Greece. The small bikes take on tight trails, mud, ruts, trees, branches, bushes, and more. The bikes get stuck and wet and beat on, but ...
Tags: Greece, Motorcycles, Honda, Motorcycle News, Honda Cub, Honda Cubs, Motorcycle Videos


QOTD: Lamest Product Placement You’ve Seen?

The tedium of self-isolation reached depraved new depths this past weekend, as your author, finding himself all alone with nothing to do, took advantage of the government-imposed privacy to indulge in a shameful solo act. An occurrence that was sadly all too common in his teenage years. That’s right — with the lights turned low and […] The post QOTD: Lamest Product Placement You’ve Seen? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Film, Marketing, Autos, Product placement, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Powersports Employees Are Now Essential Workers

Newly Revised Federal Guidelines The U.S. federal government recently revised the guidelines around essential workers. Now included among the list of essential workers are powersports employees. Also included are manufacturing, distribution, sales, rentals, and maintenance. This clarifies some of the ambiguity around the powersports industry. Previously, automotive repair and service workers were included in the list of essential workers, but motorcycle and other powersports employees were in a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Industry Council, Coronavirus, Scott Schloegel MIC


TVS Wego 110 discontinued in India, exports to continue - Report

TVS has pulled the plug on the Wego 110 in India. The 110 cc automatic scooter...
Tags: India, Autos



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